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Joyce Pate Capper Receives                                                                                                Why Students                                                  Partnering to

               Order of the Crown Oak                                                                                               Love the TCU                                                   Preserve and

                            from Luxembourg                                                                                                   Library                                                  Perservere

     Joyce Pate Capper, past-president and life member of the
     Friends of the TCU Library, and husband Bob were recently                                                               WHAT IS A LIBRARY?  The American Heritage Dictionary         Special Collections has partnered with the Texas Archive
     honored by the Luxembourg Ambassador at the Embassy in                                                                  defines a library as a place in which literary and artistic materials,   of  Moving Image (TAMI) to digitize and provide web
     Washington, DC on January 21, 2016 with the Order of the                                                                such as books, periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, prints,   access to several TCU moving images.
     Crown Oak.
                                                                                                                             records and tapes, are kept for reading, reference or lending. The
                                                                                                                             description sounds rather stuffy and boring doesn’t it?           Founded in 2002 by film archivist and University of Texas
     The award started in 1841 by Grand Duke William II                                                                           The TCU Library is so much more than a place to collect and   at Austin professor Dr. Caroline Frick, the Texas Archive of
     (who at the time was also King of the Netherlands while                                                                 loan written materials. It is a meeting place, a community center,   the Moving Image (TAMI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
     both countries, though independent, shared the same                                                                     a learning place, a people place—it’s a place that touches every   working to discover, preserve, provide access to and educate
     person as head of state).  Although the Order was legally                                                               sudent.                                                      the community about Texas’ film heritage. TAMI’s ever-
     a Luxembourgish decoration, William II and his successor,                                                                    The fifth annual I Love the TCU Library contest was another   growing online collection includes home movies, amateur
     King-Grand Duke William III, as a house order of the                                                                    success as students shared their stories of why they love the   films, advertisements, local television, industrial and corporate
     Nassau dynasty to reward Dutch subjects, beyond control of                                                              library. This contest provides a way for students to return the   productions, as well as Hollywood and internationally produced
     the Dutch government, often used it.                                                                                    love.                                                        moving images of Texas. By partnering with TCU, TAMI
                                                                                                                                  We enjoyed reading each story as they were submitted and   digitizes and provides web access to moving images that offer
     The plaque of the Order is an eight-pointed Maltese Cross.                                                              were blown away by the unique impact the library has had on   insight to TCUs history and culture.
     The central disc bears the crowned monogram “W” for William on a green enamel background. The ribbon is yellow-orange with   the students. From having an accessible computer lab, books        To see some amazing
     three dark green stripes. An elegant lunch at the Embassy followed the presentation.
                                                                                                                             and databases to offering invaluable resources and services and   and memorable TCU
                                                                                                                             a place to study, the library provides the TCU community what   events, such as the TCU
     Joyce and late husband, A.M. (Aggie) Pate, Jr. received the award in recognition of their contributions to Luxembourg. Capper has   they want and need.                              Fooball Collection like
     been the honorary consul to the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg since 1992.
                                                                                                                                                                                          the film from the 1938
                                                                                                                                                                                          Baylor vs. TCU game
     PATE-NEWCOMER LUXEMBOURG COLLECTION                                                                                                                                                  that features TCU’s
                                                                                                                                                                                          quarterback and Heisman
     One of the largest such collections in the United States, the Pate-Newcomer Collection contains well over 1,500 catalogued items                                                     Trophy winner Davey
     covering all aspects of the people, life, and culture of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. All materials are housed in the Pate                                                         O’Brien, the Jim Wright
     Room of the Mary Couts Burnett Library at Texas Christian University. While primarily books, the collection includes materials                                                       Collection and more, visit
     of all kinds: maps, periodicals, pamphlets, government documents, art, photographs, and sound recordings. Most of the material                                                       http://www.texasarchive.
     is in Lëtzebuergesch, French, German, or English and was published in the Grand Duchy.                                                                                               org/library/index.php/
     The Pate-Newcomer Luxembourg Collection is available for use at any time the Mary Couts Burnett Library is open to the public.
     The Luxembourg Collection is made possible through the generosity of the late Mr. A. M. Pate; Mrs. Joyce Capper; Mr. Sebert
     Pate; and Dr. James Newcomer, Vice-Chancellor Emeritus, Texas Christian University.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Did You Know...
                                                                                                                                                                                              Special Collections has a 2012 box
                                                                                                                                                                                               labeled “LOST AND FORGOTTEN
                                                                                                                                                                                             THINGS” containing an empty photo
                                                                                                                                                                                             album, old letters, Texas Centennial
                                                                                                                                                                                               souvenir coins and a small metal
                                                                                                                             Christy Smith, junior biology major and senior computer science
                                                                                                                             major, Sameep Mohta are the 2016 first and third place winners.  protective plate from the launch deck
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of Apollo missions 4, 8 and 11.

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